A teenager who was barred from the Army because he has a nut allergy accused military top brass of 'dietary discrimination' today.
Adam John, 18, was told he could not be given nut-free products while out on the frontline even though the Army will cater for vegetarians and provide halal and kosher food for Muslim and Jewish squaddies.Yes, well, you see, we are constantly told that the merest sniff of a peanut is deadly.
Whereas if a Muslim eats non-halal meat or a dedicated vegetarian gets served a piece of chicken, no harm, no foul. They might be miffed about it, the dreaded word comp-en-say-shun might get bandied about, but no-one will die…
And it’s clearly in the Army’s interests that you not die before the enemy has a chance to shoot you, of course.
Adam is now urging people to sign his e-petition in a bid to force a ministerial debate on it in the House of Commons.Yes. Because they’ve nothing more important to debate, clearly.